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  1. 1. Fast Track Research Scaffold How do EAL pupils perform in MFL and what are the effects of setting on their performance? Helen Bergqvist 2005 Edge HIll College 1
  2. 2. Contents Outline of focus and justification Outline of study Literature review and analysis Action plan Analysis of data/outcomes Alignment in relation to literature review Further scope for investigation 1 1 1 2 3 3 4 Conclusions and Recommendations 4 References 8 Appendix 1: Presentation of Data / Outcomes Presentation of data/outcomes School X Figure 1: EAL pupils in each year group Figure 2: EAL pupils in each class Figure 3: EAL pupils in each set of each year group Figure 4: EAL pupils in sets throughout school Figure 5: Percentages of EAL pupils in each set Figure 6: GCSE Spanish results 2004 (Line graph) Figure 7: Mock GCSE Spanish results 2005 (Line graph) School Y Figure 8: EAL pupils in each Key Stage 3 Year Group Figure 9: EAL pupils in each class Figure 10: EAL pupils in each set of each year group Figure 11: EAL pupils in sets throughout key stage 3 Figure 12: Percentages of EAL pupils in each set Figure 13: EAL pupils divided into French sets (Bar chart) Figure 14: EAL pupils divided into Spanish sets (Bar chart) Figure 15: GCSE MFL results 2004 Figure 16: GCSE MFL results 2004 (Line graph) Figure 17: GCSE French results 2004 (Line graph) Figure 18: GCSE Spanish results 2004 (Line graph) Figure 19: GCSE French results 2004 by set (Line graph) Figure 20: GCSE Spanish results 2004 by set (Line graph) 10 11 11 12 12 13 14 15 16 17 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
  3. 3. Title of Investigation How do pupils with English as an Additional Language perform in Modern Foreign Languages and what are the effects of setting on their performance? Outline of the focus and its justification The investigation will focus on the performance of pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL) in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) in School X in North-West England, where Spanish is taught, and School Y in South-East England, where Spanish and French are taught. Given the ever-increasing number of EAL pupils in schools, the outcomes of the study will assist in setting EAL pupils in MFL and will also aid my own professional development by enabling me to understand the performance of EAL pupils in my subject. During my placement in School X, I noticed that some EAL pupils were at risk of underachieving, as they were placed in sets corresponding to their level of English rather than to their cognitive ability in MFL, whilst it has been proven that EAL pupils make more progress working alongside fluent English speakers (DfES, 2005). I also detected many EAL pupils using their knowledge of learning English to facilitate their learning of the target language, so they could potentially obtain higher grades than native English speakers and should be given every opportunity to demonstrate these abilities. Outline of the of the study (Abstract) The study has proven that EAL pupils at School X are habitually placed in low-ability sets in MFL, probably to match their linguistic ability in English. This is an inappropriate manner of dealing with EAL pupils, as they learn more quickly with fluent English speakers to help them, which is often not possible in low-ability sets. School Y, conversely, is catering well for the needs of EAL pupils by following specialist advice regarding setting and providing guidance on differentiated work for EAL pupils in its EAL policy. Further evidence suggesting that EAL pupils may perform better in Spanish than non-EAL pupils has also emerged but, given the small size of this sample, this would require further research if it were to be confirmed. By piecing together the research findings that EAL pupils are sometimes placed in low-ability sets and that they may perform better in MFL, it becomes clear that their needs are not being met by all schools. Literature review and analysis germane to the elected focus including reference where appropriate to educational policy and practice. EAL is an under-researched area in the UK context, but much of the available research, including the EAL policies of Schools X and Y, presents similar findings. The research indicates that for EAL pupils to succeed, communication between EAL specialists and other school subject departments is vital. Researchers are unanimous in their conclusions that EAL learners should be in a set corresponding to their intellectual capabilities, regardless of their level of English, as EAL pupils “learn more quickly alongside fluent users of English who are good language and learning role models” (Manchester City Council EMAS, 2004). The contentious role of the mother tongue makes assessment of EAL pupils another highly complex area, for example, there has been discussion of whether all pupils should be assessed in English to preclude prejudice (Mills, 2002). Many EAL studies focus on specific ethnic groups rather than on all learners, but all investigations that I have examined emphasize the importance of valuing the mother tongue and culture of the EAL learner (Scarcella, 1990:54), and using these to enrich the learning of the EAL learner and his or her 1
  4. 4. classmates. A recent study at Goldsmiths College found that Portuguese students who attended mother tongue classes were five times more likely to achieve five or more A* to C grades at GCSE than those who did not attend (NALDIC, 2005), which supports the pro ‘home’ culture argument. Although conflicting opinions regarding treatment of EAL learners are not apparent, problems arise from attempting to put theory into practice. While OFSTED declared provision and support for EAL pupils “good” in School X, I observed inconsistent adherence to the EAL policy, which appeared to place EAL learners at a disadvantage. The policy of School Y, which has a much higher proportion of EAL pupils, was more effective in practice, and OFSTED rated provision “very good”. This point was reflected in the latest OFSTED reports; that of School Y highlights the “very good progress” made by EAL pupils, while that of School X fails to mention whether or not progress is made as a consequence of the “good” levels of support. The focus of my research, the setting of EAL pupils in MFL, will provide information either supporting or against previous research findings. The EAL policy of School X, although sometimes disregarded, does loosely match earlier research, while that of School Y is far more comprehensive and can be directly linked to previous research findings. Through analyzing pupil set lists and examination results, I should be able to deduce whether more stringent policy observance would be beneficial for either school. Planning and specification of an Action Plan for Implementation In order to analyse the current situation, I will use my personal experience in the MFL and EAL departments of Schools X and Y. To aid research preparations, Fischer (2001) solicits, “As you think about your teaching, how do you know when something really went well? What do you feel you are good at? How did you get good at it?” I believe that all of these questions can be answered through teacher-pupil interaction, consideration of examination results and observance of ‘best practice’, along with learning from mistakes. For this reason, I have chosen “outsider” research (Lee & Van den Berg, in Clarke, 2003) for this investigation, where the focus is on observing procedures in the school environment from an objective standpoint. I will discuss the MFL situation informally with pupils and teachers, but as this evidence will be subjective, it is not a reliable enough foundation on which to base my conclusions. My main source of evidence will be set lists and examination results because these are totally unbiased and factual. The negative side of this sort of information is that it does not provide details on pupils’ levels of ability or motivation in the subject, nor on the quality of MFL teaching. I will analyse the number of EAL pupils in different sets, and I predict that there will be a higher proportion of EAL pupils in low-ability sets. I will use original set lists from the beginning of the school year, before any set changes, to ensure there is no duplication of data. As this evidence is statistical, there is no potential for biased data manipulation, so I am certain that all information collected will be true and accurate. In addition to set lists, I will examine 2004 MFL GCSE results to evaluate the performance of EAL pupils. The downside is that as MFL is no longer compulsory at Key Stage 4, the GCSE group at School X was small, so I will also use 2005 mock GCSE examination results for this school. Again, this information is based on figures so there is no possibility for prejudiced conclusions. From an ethical viewpoint, it is imperative to remain objective throughout and guard the anonymity of any participants in the research. Protection of human subjects is paramount in any research, especially that involving ‘vulnerable’ subjects, as is the case here, since I will be working with children from ethnic minorities. I will stay objective by refraining from influencing in any way the opinions or views of participants and remaining an impartial observer. 2
  5. 5. Analysis of the data/outcomes In School X, more EAL pupils were present in low-ability than high-ability sets, but the difference between top and bottom sets is significantly reduced during Key Stage 3. In Year 7, 8.3% of top set and 35.1% of bottom set are speakers of EAL – a difference of 26.8%; in Year 8 the difference is reduced to 14.2%; and in Year 9 to just 10%. This implies that School X places EAL pupils in the bottom set until they have proven that they are capable of more, rather than giving them the opportunity to demonstrate their ability from the outset. In opposition, the pattern at School Y is inconclusive. There is no evidence of different proportions of EAL pupils in each set, although in each year group, the highest proportion of EAL pupils is in Set 2, apart from in Year 8 French, where the majority is in Set 1. The data collected does not account for the actual ability of pupils, but as previous research has proven that EAL pupils have already developed the skills necessary to learn another language, one would presume that they would be better placed initially in a high-ability set, as in School Y, where they would be able to learn from classmates. Concerning GCSE results, although the School X sample is small, it is apparent that EAL pupils have outperformed non-EAL pupils in both 2004 examinations and 2005 mocks. There appears to be a much wider ability-range in non-EAL pupils, whereas EAL pupils seem to achieve higher grades in general. Taking the slightly larger sample of pupils at School Y, this pattern is not overtly repeated. EAL and nonEAL pupils perform at a similar level, apart from Spanish GCSE Sets 1 and 2, where a similar pattern to that in School X emerges and EAL pupils outperform their non-EAL classmates. The pattern does not however continue into Set 3, corroborating the hypothesis that EAL pupils do not benefit from low-ability setting. It also suggests that in learning English, EAL pupils may acquire skills to facilitate learning Spanish, but these skills do not assist them in learning French. It must be noted here however that School Y has over 70% EAL pupils, whereas School X has only around 20%, which could be a reason for differences in results. Consideration of the degree of alignment of these in relation to the literature review The data analysis presents a new, previously unencountered, factor to the research findings discussed in the literature review. Although previous research concluded that EAL pupils should be placed in sets corresponding to their cognitive ability rather than to their level of English, prior to this I had not found any evidence that this was not happening in schools. It was perhaps presumed that schools would follow advice from professionals and heed research into the field, as in School Y, but this investigation has proven that in School X this is certainly not the case. Although EAL pupils in School X appear to be achieving higher MFL GCSE grades than non-EAL pupils, they are consistently placed in low-ability sets in Key Stage 3, which could have negative consequences on their future MFL achievements. As confirmed by the decrease in range of EAL pupils between top and bottom sets from Years 7 to 9, some EAL pupils must be proving themselves and being moved into higher-ability sets. However, previous findings that EAL pupils learn more quickly working with fluent native English speakers (DfES, 2005) are being disregarded, as in low-ability sets this is not always possible, due to the fact that non-EAL pupils are often stretching themselves to understand the work so do not have the time or ability to help EAL learners. Behavioural difficulties, which are more common in lower-ability groups, also affect progress. In brief, the outcomes of previous research seem to be being overlooked, and EAL pupils are put in sets with no consideration of linguistic skills already acquired through learning English. Some manage to demonstrate a higher level of ability and move sets, but others never gain this opportunity. This further supports one of the issues highlighted by Mills (2002), that assessment of EAL pupils is extremely difficult. However, in School Y, it seems that the EAL policy reflects previous 3
  6. 6. research findings and teachers do adhere to the policy. So why do EAL pupils not outperform non-EAL pupils in GCSE MFL at this school? Consideration of further scope for investigation, and reflection on unresolved issues, questions and concerns This study has in fact uncovered more questions than answers. At School X, although an EAL policy exists and specialist advice is available, these are often overlooked, so further research into the practicalities of the philosophy may be beneficial here. Vis-à-vis GCSE results, having predicted that EAL pupils would outperform non-EAL pupils, the outcomes of this investigation show that EAL pupils may achieve higher grades in Spanish, but that French may not be affected. Further research, using a larger sample of pupils studying a variety of Modern Foreign Languages, perhaps at a language college, where all pupils must study a language to GCSE level, would be necessary to obtain a definitive conclusion. Since EAL pupils appear to perform better than non-EAL pupils at GCSE level, at least in Spanish, it would be advantageous for them to be in a high-ability set from the beginning of Year 7. From this study, it is clear that current assessment criteria for setting pupils should be modified in some way for EAL pupils, and in case of doubt, they should be placed in a higher-ability set until a more accurate recommendation can be made. In School X, the percentage of EAL pupils in Key Stage 4 classes is higher than in Key Stage 3, whereas in School Y the percentage of EAL pupils in Key Stage 4 classes is significantly lower than in Key Stage 3. What does this suggest about the experiences/expectations of EAL pupils studying MFL? This, alongside school catchment area, parental backing and degree of specialist support available in the area, is a major influencing factor that could be considered in future investigations. To discover the true national picture, research would have to be completed in a wide variety of schools across the country, as this investigation has already shown two vastly different operational approaches. Conclusion and recommendations All of the findings of this research seem to support prior investigations into the area of EAL. It appears that advice resulting from earlier literature would be beneficial to EAL pupils, should schools choose to follow it. The problem in School X is that previous research has been disregarded, to the detriment of EAL pupils. The type of teacher research used in this investigation has been “outsider” research: In the case of “outsider” teacher research, a teacher studies other educators for the fundamental purposes of understanding and improving educational practice generally. (Lee & Van den Berg, in Clarke, 2003: 93) This sort of research can at times appear disparaging, but it is important to bear in mind its purpose – the educational benefit to children. Taking into account this research in conjunction with previous literature, it is evident that EAL pupils are strong in MFL. Having already acquired the expertise needed to learn English, this knowledge can be transferred to the learning of another foreign language. Through analysis of the outcomes of this research and the other 4
  7. 7. literature on the topic, it is clear that EAL pupils new to a school could justifiably be placed in a high-ability rather than a low-ability set: Some subjects are more linguistically demanding than others. However, it should not be assumed that these subjects are beyond the cognitive capabilities of pupils, even if the linguistic demands need considerable support in the early years. (Manchester EMAS, 2004) As MFL should be no more “linguistically demanding” to an EAL pupil than to a nonEAL pupil, because the class ought to be delivered in the target language (Spanish, French etc.), EAL pupils should be able to manage in a higher-ability set because they already possess second language learning skills. The analysis of Spanish GCSE results from School X and Sets 1 and 2 of School Y lends further support to this, since EAL pupils generally attained higher marks than non-EAL pupils in their examinations. This area, however, would profit from further investigation, using a larger sample of examination candidates studying a wider range of languages; GCSE results from School Y show that EAL pupils did not appear to do any better than their classmates at French, so acquiring English as an Additional Language perhaps facilitates the learning of some foreign languages, but not others. The breakdown of the School X Key Stage 3 sets demonstrates that EAL pupils are regularly presumed less intelligent or less capable than their peers and are all too often placed in low-ability sets, having to prove their ability in the subject before being permitted to move into a more suitable set. Most non-EAL pupils, on the other hand, are placed in high-ability sets in Year 7 but many are moved into lower sets in subsequent years to allow for high-ability EAL pupils. In the short term, a great deal more research needs to be carried out into the field of EAL. Suggested areas for research, identified by this study, include the performance of EAL pupils compared with non-EAL pupils in MFL at GCSE level, and perhaps a continuation of this study into AS and A2 Advanced Level examinations. It may also be useful to focus on the progression of specific EAL pupils from the beginning of Year 7 up to GCSE and beyond. This would give a more accurate picture of the setting situation of EAL pupils, since the GCSE grades could be used as a measure of ability in MFL, and each pupil could be tracked from Year 7, taking note of the sets in which he or she was placed from the beginning. If an EAL pupil were placed in bottom set in Year 7 and went on to gain a grade A* at GCSE, it would show that his or her level of ability had not been accurately assessed at the outset. It could also prove constructive to trace the progression of EAL pupils placed in an inappropriate set at the commencement, in order to see the effects it may have had on their learning. Additionally, it would be interesting to investigate different languages, as the pattern that has emerged in Spanish does not seem to be reflected in French. In the medium term, teachers and school leaders should be aiming to incorporate further research findings into their school EAL and setting policies, and obviously put these policies into practice, since unless policies are adhered to, they are worthless. An effective assessment system for EAL pupils must also be established, in order for EAL pupils to be placed in the correct set from the beginning of Year 7, so that progress is not hampered by slow lesson pace or behavioural issues in low-ability sets. This method could make use of CAT scores, or other similar tests, which 5
  8. 8. could possibly be carried out in the mother tongue, in order to influence setting, which may help to obtain a more accurate setting placement from the outset. As a long term goal, educational establishments should continue to pay attention to research carried out on EAL pupils and their performance in MFL, and integrate any recommendations into school policies, without forgetting the advice from previous literature. As the whole field of learners is EAL is under-researched in the UK, there is plenty of scope for new investigations, and the outcomes of these should be welcomed by the educational world. With regard to comments from members of the school community, all of the staff and teachers with whom I spoke were of the same opinion – that same opinion expressed by the literature on EAL pupils. One EAL pupil at School X, recently arrived from China and placed in set 4 of 5 in Spanish, said “English hard; Spanish too easy”. The majority of the other pupils in her class had severe behavioural difficulties, and she was unable to obtain help from any of the other pupils as they had difficulty understanding the work themselves. Other teachers in School X agreed that the system in place was prejudiced against EAL pupils, who often had to put up with the poor behaviour of their non-EAL classmates. However, no matter whom I spoke to, the blame was always pointed in the direction of somebody else, and no teacher interviewed was willing to take responsibility for the situation or ownership of the problem. The fact that in School X the setting of pupils in MFL had nothing to do with any teacher in the department is perhaps another situation that needs to be rectified, as MFL teachers are currently the only people able to assess the ability of pupils in MFL. School X does not put Year 7 pupils in sets until November, by which time the teachers have a good idea of the pupils’ capabilities, but why wait until November if the teachers have no input anyway? The setting of pupils at School Y, on the other hand, appears to be effectively meeting the needs of EAL pupils, although further research into future examination results would be necessary to find out whether setting does play as large a role as suggested by this research. In respect of the influence that this study has had on my own professional development, I now have some evidence supporting the notion that some EAL pupils are being disadvantaged by being placed in sets that do not correspond to their intellectual capabilities. It could be that some schools are unable to determine an appropriate set for EAL pupils as there is at present no adequate assessment available to test their ability. However, now that I am aware of the situation, in future I will always keep careful track of the progress made by EAL pupils in my classes, and at the slightest sign of underachievement, I will do my best to move them into a different set, using this research to support the case. Hopefully, however, a suitable means of assessment will be devised in the near future to test the true capabilities of EAL pupils, thus eliminating the need for such action. In conclusion, this examination of the support system in operation for EAL pupils at Schools X and Y has been successful at identifying areas where these and other schools may find it difficult to meet the needs of EAL pupils, and it has also paved the way for further research into the domain. It has enhanced my professional development and influenced my future in teaching by making me aware of the situation and assisting me in providing evidence to substantiate what I suspected 6
  9. 9. through observation of the system – that EAL pupils often have an aptitude for learning other foreign languages and that their needs are different to those of nonEAL pupils, so must be met by different means. One possible way to begin meeting the needs of EAL pupils more successfully is to ensure that research findings such as these are more extensively published, and therefore reach a wider audience, who will then be able to take action. 7
  10. 10. References Altrichter, H, Posch, P & Somekh, B. (1993) Teachers Investigate Their Work: An Introduction to the Methods of Action Research, London: Routledge Busher, H. & Harris, A. (2000) Subject Leadership and School Improvement, London: Paul Chapman Publishing Ltd. Clarke, A. & Erickson (2003) Teacher Inquiry: Living the Research in Everyday Practice, London: Routledge Falmer DfES (2002) Access and Engagement at Key Stage 3: Teaching EAL Learners, London: DfES DfES (2002) Supporting Key Stage 3 National Strategy Grammar for Writing: Pupils Learning EAL, London: DfES Dunham, J. (1995) Routledge Developing Effective School Management, London: Hollingsworth, S. (1984) International Action Research, Great Britain: Oxford University Press Kincheloe, J. L. (2003) Teachers as Researchers: Qualitative Inquiry as a Path to Empowerment, 2nd Edition, London: Routledge Falmer Levine, J. (1990) Bilingual Learners and the Mainstream Curriculum, Great Britain: The Falmer Press McKernan, J. (1996) Curriculum Action Research, 2nd Edition, London: Routledge Falmer McNiff, J (2002) Action Research: Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition, London: Routledge Falmer Mason, J. (2002) Researching Your Own Practice: The Discipline of Noticing, London: Routledge Falmer Nixon, J. (1981) A Teacher’s Guide to Action Research, Great Britain: The Pitman Press OFSTED (2003) Language More Advanced Learners of English as an Additional in Secondary Schools and Colleges, Reynolds, D. et al (2002) World Class Schools: International Perspectives on School Effectiveness, London: Routledge Falmer 8
  11. 11. Scarcella, R. (1990) Teaching Language Minority Students in the Multicultural Classroom, United States of America: Prentice-Hall Inc. Searle, C. (2001) An Exclusive Education: Race, Class and Exclusion in British Schools, London: Lawrence & Wishart W.W.W. Pages & E-books Burnaford, G., Fischer, J. Teachers Doing Research: The Power of Action through Inquiry, & Hobson, D. (2001) 2nd Edition, London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers f+action+through+inquiry&1%2C1%2C%2C1%2C0/indexsort=(accessed 9 August 2005) DfES (2005) Aiming High: Meeting the Needs of Newly Arrived Learners of English as an Additional Language (EAL) (updated 2005) newarrivals.pdf (accessed 8 August 2005) Manchester Council (2004) Ethnic Minority Achievement Service: Supporting New Arrivals (updated 13 December 2004),, (accessed 11 March 2005) Mills, R. W. & J. (2002) Bilingualism in the Primary School: A Handbook for Teachers, London: Routledge gualism+in+the+primary+school+electronic+resource+a+handbook+for+teachers&1%2C1% 2C%2C1%2C0 (accessed 11 August 2005) NALDIC (2005) NALDIC Bilingual Research, (updated 2005),, (accessed 11 March 2005) 9
  12. 12. APPENDIX 1 Presentation of data/outcomes From the quantitative data from School X showing Key Stage 3 sets (Figures 2 & 3), the proportion of EAL pupils in low-ability sets is substantial. As predicted, as the sets get lower, the proportion of EAL pupils gets higher; this is significant because progression of EAL pupils is affected by the capabilities of their classmates. Unfortunately, the small sample size of GCSE candidates at School X made the formulation of any definitive conclusions impossible. However, from the cumulative frequency graph of 2004 GCSE results (Figure 6), it is apparent that EAL pupils outperformed non-EAL pupils in Spanish, as no EAL pupil obtained below a grade D. The graph of the 2005 mock results (Figure 7) is ambiguous, owing to fewer candidates, but again the lowest grades were obtained by non-EAL pupils. In relation to data from School Y, Figures 12, 13 and 14 make it clear that most EAL pupils in each year group are in Set 2, with the exception of Year 8 French, where most are in Set 1. This suggests that EAL pupils in this school are given the opportunity to put previously acquired skills to good use in learning MFL. Furthermore, there is no pattern at this school implying the number of EAL pupils in low-ability sets decreases as they progress through Key Stage 3 like in School X. From the cumulative frequency graphs of GCSE results, it is evident that EAL pupils performed at a similar level to non-EAL pupils (Figures 16-20) apart from in Spanish Sets 1 and 2 (Figure 20), where EAL pupils generally surpassed their classmates. This supports my original hypothesis that placing EAL pupils in the bottom set does not benefit them in any way. 10
  13. 13. Breakdown of EAL Pupils Studying Spanish in Each Year Group Year 7 8 9 10 11 Total number of pupils Total number of EAL pupils Percentage of pupils with EAL 212 222 201 18 25 30 29 28 3 4 14.2 13.1 13.9 16.7 16 School X Figure 1 Breakdown of EAL Pupils in Each Spanish Class Class 7A1 7A2 7A3 7A4 7B1 7B2 7B3 7B4 8A1 8A2 8A3 8A4 8A5 8B1 8B2 8B3 8B4 8B5 9A1 9A2 9A3 9A4 9B1 9B2 9B3 9B4 10AB 11A 11B Total In Class Total EAL 30 29 30 19 30 30 26 18 30 29 25 15 12 29 31 26 15 10 30 26 30 14 27 26 30 18 18 13 12 Percentage EAL 2 2 4 9 3 3 3 4 2 2 5 5 2 3 1 4 2 3 4 5 4 2 1 4 4 4 3 1 3 School X 6.7 6.9 13.3 47.4 10 10 11.5 22.2 6.7 6.9 20 33.3 16.7 10.3 3.2 15.4 13.3 30 13.3 19.2 13.3 14.3 3.7 15.4 13.3 22.2 16.7 7.7 25 Figure 2 11
  14. 14. Breakdown of EAL Pupils in Each Spanish Set of Each Year Group (Key Stage 3) Total In class year 7 1 year 7 2 year 7 3 year 7 4 year 8 1 year 8 2 year 8 3 year 8 4 year 8 5 year 9 1 year 9 2 year 9 3 year 9 4 Total EAL in class 60 59 56 37 59 60 51 30 22 57 52 60 32 Percentage EAL in class 5 5 7 13 5 3 9 7 5 5 9 8 6 8.3 8.5 12.5 35.1 8.5 5 17.6 23.3 22.7 8.8 17.3 13.3 18.8 School X Figure 3 Breakdown of EAL Pupils in Spanish Sets Throughout School (not by specific year groups) Set 1 2 3 4 5 Total number of pupils 207 183 167 99 22 Total number of EAL pupils Percentage of EAL pupils 19 20 24 26 5 School X 9.2 10.9 14.4 26.3 22.7 Figure 4 12
  15. 15. Breakdown of Percentages of EAL Pupils in Each Spanish Set of Each Key Stage 3 Year Group Set 1 Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Set 2 16.7 17.2 17.9 Set 3 16.7 10.3 32.1 Set 4 23.3 31 28.6 School X Set 5 43.3 17.2 21.4 Total 24.1 100 99.8 100 Figure 5 13 ←due to rounding
  16. 16. GCSE Spanish Results 2004 120 Cumulative Frequency (%) 100 80 Non-EAL pupils 60 EAL pupils 40 20 School X 0 A* A B C D Grade 14 E F G Figure 6
  17. 17. Mock GCSE Spanish Results 2005 120 Cumulative Frequency (%) 100 80 Non-EAL pupils EAL pupils 60 40 20 0 A* A B C D E F G School X Grade Figure 7 15
  18. 18. Breakdown of EAL Pupils in Each Key Stage 3 Year Group Year 7 8 9 Total number of pupils Total number of EAL pupils Percentage of pupils with EAL 204 185 182 169 152 132 82.8 82.2 72.5 School Y Figure 8 Breakdown of EAL Pupils in Each Key Stage 3 Class Class 7Fr1 7Fr2 7Fr3 7Fr4 8Fr1 8Fr2 8Fr3 9Fr1 9Fr2 9Fr3 9Fr4 7Sp1 7Sp2 7Sp3 8Sp1 8Sp2 8Sp3 9Sp1 9Sp2 9Sp3 9Sp4 Total In Class 36 31 27 22 34 31 28 27 24 22 21 29 30 29 32 31 29 22 23 19 24 Total 571 School Y Fr = French Total EAL 22 28 21 19 27 25 25 18 19 14 13 24 27 25 26 29 21 15 20 15 18 Percentage EAL 61.1 90.3 77.8 86.4 79.4 80.6 89.3 66.7 79.2 63.6 61.9 82.8 90 86.2 81.3 93.5 72.4 68.2 87 78.9 75 451 79 Figure 9 Sp = Spanish 16
  19. 19. Breakdown of EAL Pupils in Each Set of Each Year Group (Key Stage 3) French year 7 1 year 7 2 year 7 3 year 7 4 year 8 1 year 8 2 year 8 3 year 9 1 year 9 2 year 9 3 year 9 4 Spanish year 7 1 year 7 2 year 7 3 year 8 1 year 8 2 year 8 3 year 9 1 year 9 2 year 9 3 year 9 4 Total In class Total EAL in class 36 31 27 22 34 31 28 27 24 22 21 Total In class Percentage EAL in class 22 28 21 19 27 25 25 18 19 14 13 Total EAL in class 29 30 29 32 31 29 22 23 19 24 Percentage EAL in class 24 27 25 29 25 21 15 20 15 18 School Y 61.1 90.3 77.8 86.4 79.4 80.6 89.3 66.7 79.2 63.6 61.9 82.8 90.0 86.2 90.6 80.6 72.4 68.2 87.0 78.9 75.0 Figure 10 17
  20. 20. Breakdown of EAL Pupils in MFL Sets Throughout Key Stage 3 (not by specific year groups) Fr & Sp Sets 1 2 3 4 French sets Total number of pupils 180 170 154 67 Total number of EAL pupils 135 144 121 50 Percentage of EAL pupils 75.0 84.7 78.6 74.6 Total number of pupils Total number of EAL pupils 67 72 60 32 Percentage of EAL pupils 69.1 83.7 77.9 74.4 68 72 61 18 Percentage of EAL pupils 81.9 85.7 79.2 75.0 97 86 77 43 1 2 3 4 Spanish sets Total number of pupils 1 2 3 4 Total number of EAL pupils 83 84 77 24 School Y Figure 11 18
  21. 21. Breakdown of Percentages of EAL Pupils in Each MFL Set of Each Key Stage 3 Year Group French sets Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Set 1 Spanish sets Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Set 1 Fr & Sp sets Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Set 2 Set 1 24.4 35.1 28.1 Set 3 31.1 32.5 29.7 Set 2 31.6 34.2 22.1 Set 3 35.5 38.2 29.4 Set 2 27.7 34.6 25.0 Set 4 23.3 32.5 21.9 Set 4 Set 3 School Y Total 100 100 100 26.5 Set 4 27.7 30.1 22.0 100 100 100 20.3 32.9 27.6 22.1 33.1 35.3 29.5 Total 21.1 Total 11.4 23.5 100 100 100 Figure 12 19
  22. 22. EAL Pupils Divided into Key Stage 3 French Sets 40.0 35.0 30.0 25.0 Year 7 % of EAL pupils 20.0 Year 8 Year 9 15.0 10.0 5.0 0.0 Set 1 School Y Set 2 Set 3 20 Set Set 4 Figure 13
  23. 23. EAL Pupils Divided into Key Stage 3 Spanish Sets 45.0 40.0 35.0 30.0 25.0 Year 7 20.0 Year 8 Year 9 % of EAL Pupils 15.0 10.0 5.0 0.0 Set 1 School Y Set 2 Set 3 21 Set Set 4 Figure 14
  24. 24. GCSE MFL Results 2004 (Cumulative Frequency) French Non-EAL pupils EAL pupils A* Spanish Non-EAL pupils EAL pupils A* Overall Non-EAL pupils EAL pupils A A* 1 1 3 9 A 1 1 A* Overall Non-EAL pupils EAL pupils B A PERCENTAGES French A* Non-EAL 6.25% pupils EAL pupils 2.86% A* 5.26% 2.08% 5.71% 2.41% C 10 16 2 3 2 2 Spanish Non-EAL pupils EAL pupils B C B A 18.75% 25.71% A 10.53% 6.25% A 14.29% 14.46% 14 29 7 9 5 12 D D C B 62.50% 45.71% B 36.84% 18.75% B 48.57% 30.12% 16 34 12 36 17 25 E E D C 87.50% 82.86% C 63.16% 75.00% C 74.29% 78.31% 16 35 18 45 26 65 F 16 35 F 19 48 E 34 79 G 16 35 G 19 48 F 35 83 19 48 G 35 83 D E F 100.00% 97.14% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% D E F 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% E F 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 35 83 94.74% 93.75% D 97.14% 95.18% G 100.00% 100.00% G 100.00% 100.00% G 100.00% 100.00% Figure 15 School Y 22
  25. 25. GCSE MFL Results 2004 (French and Spanish) 120.00% Cumulative Frequency (%) 100.00% 80.00% Non-EAL pupils 60.00% EAL pupils 40.00% 20.00% School Y 0.00% A* A B C D 23 Grade E F G Figure 16
  26. 26. GCSE Results in French 2004 120.00% Cumulative Frequency (%) 100.00% 80.00% Non-EAL pupils EAL pupils 60.00% 40.00% 20.00% 0.00% A* A B C D 24 Grade E F G School Y Figure 17
  27. 27. GCSE Results in Spanish 2004 120.00% Cumulative Frequency (%) 100.00% 80.00% Non-EAL pupils EAL pupils 60.00% 40.00% 20.00% School Y 0.00% A* A B C 25 Grade D E F G Figure 18
  28. 28. Helen Bergqvist GCSE French Results 2004 by Set Research Scaffold French Set 1 120.0 Cumulative Frequency (%) 100.0 80.0 Non-EAL Pupils EAL pupils 60.0 40.0 20.0 0.0 A* A B C D E F Grade French Set 2 120.0 Cumulative Frequency (%) 100.0 80.0 Non-EAL Pupils 60.0 EAL pupils 40.0 20.0 0.0 A* A B C D E F Grades French Set 3 120.0 Cumulative Frequency (%) 100.0 80.0 Non-EAL Pupils 60.0 EAL pupils 40.0 School Y 20.0 0.0 A* A B C Grade - 26 - D E F Figure 19
  29. 29. GCSE Spanish Results 2004 by Research Scaffold Set Helen Bergqvist Spanish Set 1 120 Cumulative Frequency (%) 100 80 Non-EAL Pupils 60 EAL pupils 40 20 0 A* A B C D E F Grade Spanish Set 2 120 Cumulative Frequency (%) 100 80 Non-EAL Pupils 60 EAL pupils 40 20 0 A* A B C D E F Grade Spanish Set 3 120 Cumulative Frequency 100 80 Non-EAL Pupils 60 EAL pupils 40 School Y 20 0 A* A B - 27 - C Grade D E F Figure 20